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Jane Wells

Jane Wells
CNBC Reporter

CNBC business news reporter Jane Wells is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles.

Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.


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    Snake massage

    The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a Tel Aviv plant farm known for its Venus flytraps has expanded into a spa where customers pay for massages using snakes, as rats nibble at their feet.

  • California Here I Go? No. Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:21 PM ET
    California Flag

    I'm not ready to leave yet. I'm a native Angeleno. My kids are fourth generation Californians. I have a job (hurray!), and the weather is just so darn good, along with the Mexican food. California, you sure do make it hard to love you, but I always look for the upside.

  • Why Save Orphans When You Can Save Newspapers? Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 2:26 PM ET

    The newspaper industry is suffering badly. Print reporters are watching their jobs and salaries disappear. What can you, the former newspaper reader, do?

Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • Jane Wells

    Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.